Ellen responds to backlash after sitting with George W. Bush at a Cowboys game

Ellen gave her side of the story.

October 8, 2019
George W. Bush and Ellen DeGeneres

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(KYKY) — The Internet had some questions about Ellen and George W. Bush hanging out at last Sunday’s Cowboys game.

Many took to social media saying things like, “Laura (and) George Bush sitting with Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi is not something I expected to see at an NFL game.”

Well, Ellen had an explanation during her talk show on Tuesday, saying that George Bush is a friend of hers and she was invited by Jerry Jones' daughter, not to mention, she's friends with Green Bay Quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. 

She continued telling her studio audience that she knows that people were upset with her associating with someone with different political views, but she lives by her motto of “be kind.”

"When I say, 'Be kind to one another,' I don't mean only the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. Doesn't matter," Degeneres said, not without jokingly mentioning the Bushs owe her $6 for nachos.

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